2020 IHSGB Summer Festival Special

Aston-le-Walls Equestrian Centre NN11 6RT

25th to 27th SEPTEMBER

It’s never been easier!!!!!!!!

We have designed a weekend that will allow Icelandic Horse riders to enjoy a competition, help Trainee Judges to qualify and meet up with friends at a “safe” venue with plenty of space. Because this is a special year, we have changed things to make it really easy for you to join in.

Special show rates. £50 for the rider and horse for the whole weekend to include camping and as many tests as you want to enter. Extra horses and extra people cost £25. Stables (if required) are £60 for 2 days. The non-member surcharge is £25.

The entry form is below. Once you have entered you will have up to Sunday 13th September to tell us which classes you want to enter.

Choice of tests

  • T1, T2, T5, T6, T7 and T8
  • V1, V3, V5 and V6
  • F1 and F3
  • Track and Trail
  • Figures Test in Tolt or Trot – details on website.

All oval track tests will be available on both Saturday and Sunday – preliminaries only, no finals.

No restrictions on the type of classes you can enter e.g. you can enter T7 and T6. The number of “starts” is a down to the age of the horse – 5-year-old horses can do 2 tests each day, 6-year-olds can enter 3 tests and horses that are 7 or over can do 4 tests each day.

At this stage we are unable to give any details about catering and this will be dependent on the regulations in force at the time.

We want to make this event really successful so please enter early so that we can properly plan and prepare for a happy and safe competition. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact sport@ihsgb.co.uk

 

How to enter

Here you can find the entry forms:

Payment Form

Volunteer Form

Further details will be posted here nearer the time.

Volunteer

Please consider volunteering  some time to help us run these events – the small organising group appreciate all the time you can give to help out during the weekend. Details of how to volunteer are posted nearer the time.

Vaccinations

Please ensure that your horse is correctly vaccinated before the event; we require all initial vaccinations and annual boosters to be in place.  Passports will be checked.

More info

For more information or for details of any of the classes or guidelines, see the FEIF rules and regulations below. If you have any questions, get in touch with us at sportgroup@ihsgb.co.uk.

 

Classes

There’s a huge range of classes available from FEIF, here’s a selection of the classes from previous events. We’ll provide more updates on the specific classes we’re offering nearer the time.

Group classes

This is a group tölt test, you can choose your starting rein on the entry form.

  1. Slow tölt
  2. Return to walk and change rein
  3. Any speed tölt

You can choose to show any tempo once you have changed the rein – but be aware that others around you may be doing a different tempo – so focus on your own performance!

This is a four gait group test, you can choose your starting rein on the entry form.

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter, the start into canter and the stop after canter into walk is shown separately by each rider as instructed by the speaker


This is a group tölt test, you can choose your starting rein on the entry form.

  1. Slow tölt Return to walk and change rein
  2. Fast tölt on the long sides, slow tölt on the short sides.


This is a group tölt test.

  1. Any speed tölt Return to walk and change rein
  2. Slow to medium speed tölt, on the long sides holding both reins in one hand clearly showing no rein contact with the horse’s mouth

This is a group tölt test, you can choose your starting rein on the entry form.

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Return to walk and change rein
  3. Any speed tölt

You can choose to show any tempo – but be aware that others around you may be doing a different tempo – so focus on your own performance!


This is a group four gait test.

  1. Slow speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Medium to fast tölt


This is a group four gait test.

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter


This is a group five gait test.

  1. Slow to medium speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Pace

Pace is shown twice on one long side. The riders choose the long side by majority vote. In the event of a draw the speaker will decide. A combination needs to show one half of a long side to get a mark.  The mark for pace is doubled and the total number of points is divided by 6.

 

Individual Classes

These tests are not directed by the speaker and contain technical elements, such as gait changes at a specific points on the track. Riders must be comfortable being alone and in a group on the track as the qualifiers are individual, but the final is run as a group.


This is an individual tölt class. Sections below are shown.

Begin at the middle of the short side and ride one round in slow tölt on either rein. Return to walk at the middle of the short side and change rein

  1. From the middle of the short side ride one round in slow tölt, lengthen stride distinctly on the long sides
  2. From the middle of the short side ride one round in fast tölt


The rider has three rounds at their disposal to show the following gaits in the following order: Sections:

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Slow, steady and calm speed tölt.  Return to walk and change rein
  3. Slow to medium speed tölt, holding both reins in one hand clearly showing no rein contact with the horse’s mouth

Each section may be shown only once, for one round. Marks for section 3 are doubled.


The rider has four and a half rounds at their disposal to show the following gaits in any order:

  1. Slow tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Fast tölt

Each gait may be shown only once; walk for a half round and the other gaits for one round.


The rider has four and a half rounds at their disposal to show the following gaits in any order:

  1. Slow to medium speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Racing pace

Each gait may be shown only once, walk for a half round and the other gaits for one round. Racing pace is shown on the long sides only and marks for tölt and pace are doubled.